Highlanders open as college hoops underdog vs Gauchos
|Santa Barbara Gauchos||UC Riverside Highlanders|
|11-5||January 23, 2014, 10:00 | Student Center||6-12|
College basketball wagering interest will be high on Thursday when the Gauchos of Santa Barbara hit the hard court against the Highlanders of UC Riverside.
The Highlanders are 6-12 so far on the season, and 7-8 ATS vs. the number. The Gauchos, meanwhile, are 11-5 and 7-6 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen UC Riverside go 8-6 and the Gauchos go 8-4 on the totals.
View Santa Barbara Gauchos vs UC Riverside Highlanders Odds and Stats.
Bettors looking to back visiting Santa Barbara before tip-off in this one found them as -9-point favorites over at Sportsbook.ag earlier.
It's a betting matchup between the No. 302-rated Highlanders and the No. 90-ranked Gauchos, according to the latest pro hoops power rankings here at Odds Shark.
Santa Barbara won its last outing, a 79-69 result against CS Northridge on January 18. They covered in that game as a 4.5-point favorite. Alan Williams scored 16 points leading the Gauchos to a 79-69 victory over CS Northridge at The Matadome on Saturday.
How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Gauchos rank No. 170 in NCAA Division 1 with 34.88 per game. That compares with UC Riverside’s No. 180 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where UC Riverside is college basketball's No. 244-ranked team at 4.28 per game, while the Gauchos rate No. 73 with 7.19 per game.
Santa Barbara at CS Fullerton, Saturday, January 25th
UC Riverside at Cal Poly, Saturday, January 25th